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I Wish I Knew This Before Looking For A Realtor


How to find a great realtor

You’re ready to sell your house.


Awesome!


But before you start looking for a realtor, here’s everything I wish I knew before I started looking for the right real estate agent.


Find A Realtor Specific To Your Needs


Not all realtors are created equal.


Like everything else, realtors have specialties. A realtor may focus on:


  • Representing buyers.

  • Representing sellers.

  • Helping track down investment properties.


Just in case you’re not too keen on the differences, let’s review them below.


Buyer’s Agents


Buyer’s agents typically work with people looking to purchase a home.


A good buyer’s agent will:


  • Have to take their clients on home buying tours.

  • Write up and submit offers.

  • And guide their clients through the home buying process from start to finish.


In my experience, buyer’s agents have a lot more on their plate than seller’s agents.


Seller’s Agents


Seller’s agents typically focus on helping people sell their homes.


A good seller’s agent should:


  • Advise their client on a fair starting price for their home.

  • Recommend what needs to be done to the house before listing it.

  • Help sellers review and negotiate offers.

  • Hold open houses, if they want to, and if you want them to.


Seller’s agents generally have the easier job of the two for one reason.